Kristin + Gabriel | The Springs Events Skiatook Winter Wedding

Kristin and Gabe got married last December on a chilly day at the beautiful Springs Events in Skiatook near Tulsa. These two met through volleyball and I loved how they incorporated personal touches throughout their wedding. 

Gabe's three children were a big part of the day and were so happy for Gabe and Kristin. The photo of them grinning at each other walking back down the aisle right after the ceremony will forever be one of my favorites. 

A few weeks before the wedding, Kristin's stepdad was in a bad accident while doing a firefighting drill. He broke his back and his ankle and required several weeks in the hospital and multiple surgeries. They didn't know if he would be able to walk Kristin down the aisle or dance with her at her wedding. Two of his fellow firefighters walked her down the stairs and he took her the rest of the way. Tears leaked out of the corners of my eyes as they made their journey toward Gabriel and I was so thankful for autofocus! At the reception he ditched his crutches for a quick minute to dance with her and I was so honored to document that special time for their family. 

Kristin picked a great team of vendors to work with. Her dress was one of my favorite ever and she was actually able to ditch the sleeves when she got hot tearing it up on the dance floor! 

Venue: The Springs Events- Skiatook

Hair:  Kendall Welden

Makeup:  Make-up and Hair by Drea

Dress: Bridal Elegance

Floral: Stems

Cakes: Ann's Bakery

Katie + Queston | Ada Oklahoma Backyard Wedding

The first time I met Katie and Queston, I knew they were my people. They told the story of how they had been together for years and recently got engaged and were getting married...in 5 months. They knew the time was right, and didn't want to wait any longer. The reason they picked that date? OU's football game was on a Thursday that week. 

Queston's mother told the story of the first time she met Katie. She came over to their house...as the date of one of Queston's friends. After they left that night Queston's late father mentioned that a girl like Katie would be perfect for Queston. As fate would have it, that's exactly how things turned out.

Their wedding was on Queston's family property, which was adorned with his dad's old motorcycles and his prized vintage Camaro. Katie and her bridesmaids dressed at her family childhood home decorated with her mother's own bridal portrait and her parent's wedding album. I love the legacy that these two families are passing down through Katie and Queston. They are absolute salt of the earth people. 

They also had the best hashtag. #HillYesWeDo

Venue: Private Home

Makeup: Krischelle Blackwell

Hair: Leah Johnson

Cake: Classic Cake

Floral: Midtown Floral & Gifts

Photobooth: Bojangle Booth

Band: Royal Dukes Band